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Old Gold & Black

Covers the campus like the magnolias
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

ChatGPT is consistently evolving. For example, on FDOC, it could not make a joke about Auguste Comte. Now, it can.

ChatGPT has enormous potential…if you use it correctly

Hope Zhu, Staff Columnist January 27, 2023

It was not until two of my professors mentioned ChatGPT — a sophisticated, 3-month-old chatbot based on a large language model that was launched by the company OpenAI — on the first day of classes...

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is sworn in as Brazils president.

Brazil’s new president has his work cut out for him

Lourdes Lopez, Staff Columnist January 27, 2023

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, was inaugurated as the president of Brazil for a third time on Jan. 1 amid fears of violence from supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro. Following...

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have had too much time in the spotlight, writes Ian Steffensen.

We could all stand to hear less from Harry and Meghan

Ian Steffensen, Sports Editor January 24, 2023

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are once again shining the spotlight on themselves, most recently with Prince Harry’s new book, “Spare,” which has been a hot topic in the media. You may think that...

Films like Good Will Hunting could be tainted by the involvement of figures like Harvey Weinstein, but sometimes, you can just enjoy art, writes Conor Metzger.

Guilt should not dictate the enjoyment of art

Conor Metzger, Staff Columnist January 19, 2023

Whether it’s Generation Z men expounding on how “College Dropout” is the greatest album of all time or middle-aged moms who claim “The Ellen Degeneres Show” saved their lives, our culture is...

Nations around the world must coalesce on climate action, writes Lourdes Lopez.

Governments and citizens must take action to prevent global warming

Lourdes Lopez, Staff Columnist January 17, 2023

The United Nations (U.N.) Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) took place in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh last fall, beginning on Sunday, Nov. 6, and ending on Friday, Nov. 18....

Kevin McCarthy holds the Speakers gavel after winning election on the 15th ballot.

Kevin McCarthy: The Wrong Speaker

Brendan Mirra, Contributing Columnist January 17, 2023

Last spring, I met then-Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) outside the House Chamber. We shook hands, introduced ourselves and shared pleasantries. McCarthy ended the conversation with a bold prediction...

President Trump announced last fall that he will seek the presidency in 2024. He will be the first defeated president to seek a second term since Grover Cleveland.

Trump’s 2024 run will change the GOP’s future

Walker Newman, Contributing Columnist January 17, 2023

When will former President Donald Trump learn that his time in the spotlight is over? By announcing intentions to run in 2024, Trump is throwing everything he has into covering up federal investigations...

A graph shows the total wealth held by American billionaires.

There is no good way to avoid billionaires, so we shouldn’t

Pierce Sandlin, Contributing Columnist January 15, 2023

Today, there are many billionaires in the world, and some — such as Elon Musk — have a larger net worth than the gross domestic product (GDP) of some nations. Because affluence of this scale is...

Editor-in-Chief Connor McNeely is pictured outside of the Old Gold & Black office.

A goodbye from the editor

Connor McNeely, Editor-in-Chief December 20, 2022

After a year of working as editor of the Old Gold & Black, it is finally time to say goodbye. This is the hardest column that I have ever had to write. It has been very difficult to leave behind...

The OGBs recent coverage on sexual assault and campus safety displays a failure of memory and a lack of intention, writes campus life fellow Bea Pearson (22).

Letter to the Editor: A failure of memory and a lack of intention

Bea Pearson, Campus Life Fellow December 13, 2022

Aug. 28, 2021. The staff piece outlining the history of movements against sexual violence reeks of failed recollection, not true remembrance. In a sense, the author was trying to remember the gestation...

An Old Gold & Black investigation reveals that many students do not feel safe on campus.

‘I do not feel safe:’ A deep dive into Wake Forest campus safety

Ally Werstler and Isabella Romine December 1, 2022

Editor's Note: For the Old Gold & Black’s investigation, we interviewed Wake Forest students and parents. Per their requests, we will respect these sources’ privacy by having these community members...

A protest on Aug. 28, 2021 led to increased conversations around sexual violence on campus.

The brutal aftermath of a sexual assault at Wake Forest

Lauren Carpenter, Staff Columnist November 30, 2022

On the morning of Saturday, Aug. 27, I was sexually assaulted and left on the sidewalk in front of the unaffiliated Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) house. With no phone or ID, I was left alone to get back to...

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